Shabaan Abd Al Raheem denies ridiculing Al Gaddafi in new song
Egyptian folk singer Shabaan Abd Al Raheem denied accusations that he ridicules the death of former Libyan President Muamar Gaddafi in his new song. Shabaan stated that the song her released 48 hours after the death of Al Gaddafi is a special dedication to the Libyan people for the success of their revolution.
According to the internet website MBC.net, Shabaan stated during a televised interview with the Arab satellite channel Al Hayat that he did not make fun of the image of Gaddafi dead, but rather said that God is more powerful than any man and it is God’s will that people go out in the streets and hold revolutions to fight corruption and mistreatment by their rulers.
Shabaan said that in the song he warns the Libyan people from US President Barak Obama and said that he is like former US President George Bush and Israeli Prime Minister Arial Sharon, stressing that all these rulers are deceiving the Arab people making them think that they are on their side, but in fact they have their own agenda. Shabaan states in the song that Obama’s target is Libyan oil and is hoping of getting his hands on it like he did with Iraqi oil.